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Computer Science

Find resources

Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for Computer Science!

Choosing the right resources

As a Computer Science student, you are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.


Computer Science books are located in the SK section on the third floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Click to reveal a list of common shelf locations for Computer Science

Key Texts Collection

Books which are essential course reading are held in the Key Texts Collection on the ground floor. You can borrow a Key Texts item for up to 4 hours during the day, or overnight from 18:00 until 10:00 the following day.

Using YorSearch

YorSearch is the place to look for books, journals, and other materials held by the Library.

Getting to grips with YorSearch  (click to reveal)

Accessing texts

Find It @ YorkClicking Find It @ York in a database will check YorSearch to see if we have a copy of what you've found.

If we don't have it...

We can't afford to buy a copy of everything ever. If we don't have what you need, here are some options:

Accessing Computer Science Exam papers

Digital versions of most exam papers from 2004 to present day are available to University of York members via York Digital Library (YODL).

Go to and log in (top right) using your University user name and password.

Use the Browse tab to locate Computer Science exam papers. 



Find research papers


When literature searching you will need to include research papers, which you can find via online databases. This allows you to search from multiple journals at the same time. 

For tips on how to run an efficient and effective search, visit our search skills webpages


Key Computer Science resources
Additional resources

British Standards Online

Access to 25 British Standards is available in My Custom Collections.  The link below takes you directly to the list.

Search skills

Useful websites

Societies and other organisations
Online reference sources